Saint George / Sant Jordi is a very special day. This year, it is even more so. From Fira de Barcelona we would like to invite you to celebrate at home and suggest that you make your own rose.

All you need to make it is no more than a piece of red card to make the petals and a straw for the stem. We use origami, or paper folding, to make the folds needed so that we can create the flower that is the symbol of this day without using scissors or glue. A red rose is the symbol of the legend of Saint George / Sant Jordi as it represents life, goodness, love, friendship and trust and other feelings that are so important at times like the present.

Maria, the 15-year old daughter of one of our colleagues at Fira, shows you how to do it here. We would like you to display your rose on your balcony or in your window to add a dash of colour of this special day.

Happy Saint George / Sant Jordi’s Day!